President Koroma Unveils Statue of Amb. Moseray Fadika
President Ernest Bai Koroma on Sunday 26th March 2017, unveiled the statue of the late philanthropist and business magnate Ambassador Moseray Gibril Santigie Fadika aka Super.
In his keynote address, President Koroma maintained that they were gathered to celebrate the life of Moseray Fadika and to continue his legacy. He said Fadika meant different things to different people, adding that everybody has how they relate to Fadika. He recalled that Fadika’s funeral was unique judging the large turnout of mourners.
He recalled that Fadika started very humble and rose to the highest international position as a business man through sheer effort, adding that his performance is not easily matched. He said Fadika after achieving did not abandon home, friends and country as a whole.
He described the late Fadika as a very inspirational man, adding that the unveiling of the statue of Fadika should serve as a symbol of hope for the youths especially, and that they should be hard working and follow in the steps of Fadika to make his legacy meaningful. He went on to say that the late Moseray’s statue should serve as an inspiration to all to be hard working, steadfast and committed. “He paid back to his family, friends, his jamaat, employees, community and political party and Sierra Leone,” President Koroma said, adding that he recalls that Fadika made supreme sacrifice to revamp the APC and even his business empire when the times were hard.
The statue is erected along Fourah Bay Road, in front of PCMH (Cottage Hospital) east of Freetown.
It could be recalled that Amb. Moseray Fadika died in a London hospital after a brief illness in August 7 last year.
Moseray Fadika who will always be remembered for his famous words; “We are born poor but we must not die poor” is sadly missed, especially by the hundreds of thousands of people whose lives he touched in various ways through his donations, scholarships and provisions of jobs.
The statue is erected by the Moseray Fadika Trust, with support from the family, friends and organizations in Sierra Leone and in the diaspora that are affiliated to Moseray Fadika. It is also in keeping alive the legacy and development aspirations of the late Super is another reason his statue was erected.
Kweku Lisk who mastered the ceremony, gave background of late Amb. Moseray Fadika’s programmes and projects to develop the socio-economic fabric of all Sierra Leoneans. What he means to children, youth, poor, women etc.
Ambassador Anthony Navo Jr in his brief and welcome address, informed his audience that the event is in place as it is the first step to achieving the late Fadika’s dreams and aspirations. He thanked President Koroma for his support throughout the life of Fadika and even after Super’s death. He highlighted the foundation of Moseray Fadika Trust.
Reading a statement on behalf of the three children of Moseray Fadika, the reader recalled the birth of Moseray Fadika. She said they are grateful and commemorate the memory of their father and thank the Fourah Bay community and also thank those who have supported their father and his legacy.
Dr. Sheku Fadika in his statement on behalf of his eldest brother Ambassador Kemoh Fadika aka (Waju-Waju) their late brother Moseray Fadika attended the Trinity Boys School, and came from a family of eight children. He said Fadika’s dream was to bring smiles to vulnerable Sierra Leoneans, adding that it would be beneficial for all Sierra Leoneans to embrace the legacy of the late Moseray Fadika (Super).
The vote of thanks was read on behalf of Mrs Khadija Fadika and it was very emotional and well accepted by the audience.
The climax of the event was the unveiling of the Moseray Fadika statue. Songs and refreshments were also part of the climax.
Present also were executives from Shandong Steel, family members, friends, youth and women groups, beneficiaries of the Fadika Trust Fund, the press and general public.
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